2015-07-30 / Obituaries

Jack H. Wilson

Jack H. Wilson was born Nov. 7, 1929, and left this life on July 11, 2015, at 85 years old.

Jack learned how to build things when, as a teenager, he helped his dad build their house. He carried his love of building throughout his life, and was happiest when he had a project. At one point, he actually built a 27-foot sailboat from the bare hull up, in the front yard, and it floated.

However, sailing it around the world, a goal when he started, didn’t last, so he joined wife Evelyn in her love of horse and mule riding. They had many years of riding together, but when they moved to Mariposa in December of 1995, Jack stopped riding, and spent his time on building projects around the house. He also worked part-time at the Mountain Meadows farm next door, and enjoyed helping out as “cleanup man” at Jerry’s Trusses in Bootjack.

Jack was a born salesman, and used this skill all his life. He was “salesman of the year” many times, both when he was with the Howard C. Fletcher Co., first as a salesman and later as the Oakland Branch Manager, and then later in San Diego with Culligan Water Softening.

Jack was contented with his life and accomplishments, and leaves behind his much-loved wife, Evie; and his loving children, and son Kenneth and his wife Kirstin, daughters Jeanine and Lauren, and son David and his wife Juli, all of California, plus six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

They hated to say goodbye, but they know everyone will be together again someday in the “sweet by and by.”

No services are planned at this time, but there is a pictorial of Jack’s life at the Mariposa Post Office.

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